Download the Free Fishpond App!
Download on the App Store

Android App on Google play

Already own it?

Sell Yours
Home » Books » Biography » Personal Memoirs

Kiskadee Girl

By Maggie Harris

Elsewhere $45.79 $28.90   Save $16.89 (37%)
Price includes NZ wide delivery!
Ships from UK
Order Now for Christmas with e-Gift
Register or sign-in to rate and get recommendations.
Format: Paperback, 220 pages, UK ed. Edition
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 August 2011
In the small Caribbean town of Guyana town on the South American coast, a fifteen year old schoolgirl is forced to face her father's sudden death, pre-empted by a strange foreboding. This memoir of growing up in the 50s and 60s reflects a society that was trying to find its path after centuries of slavery and colonialism. Life for teenagers was at a crossroads between tradition and discipline, political awareness and a new-found voice influenced by literature, the music of Donovan and the new reggae sound, and the movies of Britain and America. In a world within worlds, love and dreams exist side by side as a young girl on the cusp of maturity discovers her sensuality in the midst of her country's own movement towards independence. "Kiskadee Girl" vividly re-imagines Guyana, named from 'the Amerindian Land of Many Waters'. The Berbice River runs like an artery through the book's emotional and geographical landscape, carrying tug-boats and ghosts, bauxite, bones, and long-forgotten stories.

About the Author

Maggie Harris lectures on international writing in schools and at Southampton University. In 2008 she was a winner in the prestigious KUP life-writing prize and her previous publications include Limbolands (Mango Publishing), which won the Guyana Prize for Literature 2000. She edited Sixty Poems for Haiti (Cane Arrow Press) and her poems and short stories have appeared in journals such as Poetry Wales, Wasafiri and Agenda, and in anthologies published by Virago and LittleBrown.

EAN: 9781899999507
ISBN: 1899999507
Publisher: Kingston University Press
Dimensions: 21.6 x 13.8 centimetres (0.30 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
Tell a friend

Their Email:

Sell Yours

Already own this item?
Sell Yours and earn some cash. It's fast and free to list! (Learn More.)

Review this Product


Related Searches


Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners

You can earn a 5% commission by selling Kiskadee Girl on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep!



Are you the Author/Publisher? Improve sales by submitting additional information on this title.


This item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.